Crews are extinguishing a brush fire in Nanaimo’s East Wellington area.
East Wellington Fire Department and Nanaimo Fire Rescue are at a location on Shady Mile Way, where a new development is under construction. Crews were putting water on a slash pile at the site and an excavator at the location was filling in a rough road to improve access for fire trucks.
The fire was added to B.C. Wildfire Service’s list of active wildfires with a reported size of 0.01 hectares, but a B.C. Wildfire crew was not required.
“We have established at this time, they do not need help,” said Natasha Broznitsky, Coastal Fire Centre spokeswoman.
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